Yasmin - Hi , period started on jan 1st 2014 and ended on 5th jan . my period lasted only five days?
Added 7 Jan 2014:
period started on jan 1st 2014 and ended on 5th jan . my period lasted only five days. today is 7th jan and i had unprotected sex. i started yasmin two days ago on the 5th of jan. I started using yasmin 21 day pills from november. this is the third month.
could i be pregnant
Ok I'm a bit confused-did you start Yasmin this month or have you been taking it since November? If I am reading this right and you started your first pack back in November and you started your third pack two days ago but you had sex on your "off" week and you are worried about pregnancy because your period was short? Birth control pills, over time, will often shorten and lighten a womans period. This is normal and part of how they work. They work by foremost, stopping ovulation. If there is no egg released, there can be no baby. They also thin the uterine lining. Each month the uterus prepares for a fertilized egg by building a bloody plushy lining to protect the embryo. If there is no fertilized egg (embryo) then the lining is not needed, so it sheds as your "period" or menstruation. The hormones in birth control pills cause this build up of lining to be thinner and less bloody to make the uterus less hospitable to a fertilized egg, if one would happen to occur, so as a happy effect of the pill women dont bleed as much or as long. This is why women with very heavy bleeding are put on the Pill sometimes to treat those heavy periods. The Pill also makes cervical mucus thicker and stickier so that sperm do not "swim" easily so they die off before reaching an egg (which is likely not there anyway because you dont release one). If you have been taking your pills correctly and consistently then you are fully protected from pregnancy even on the "off" days when you dont take pills. At that time, if the Pills were taken correctly, any danger of ovulating that month is past so you withdraw the hormones for 7 days so that a withdrawal bleed can occur. A new pack is then started to prevent ovulation. So no worries, you are fine! The Pill, when taken correctly and consistently is about 98-99.9% effective. Average use (an occasional miss or late pills) brings it down to 96-98% so it is quite effective.
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